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1. What is the thing of greatest price,

The whole creation round?
-That, which was lost in Paradise,

-That, which in Christ is found. 2. The soul of man,-Jehovah's breath!

That keeps two worlds at strife :
Hell moves beneath to work its death,

Heaven stoops to give it life. 3. God, to reclaim it, did not spare

His well-beloved Son;
Jesus, to save it, deign'd to bear

The sins of all in One.
4. The Holy Spirit seal'd the plan,

And pledg'd the blood divine,
To ransom ev'ry soul of man;

-That price was paid for mine. 5. And is this treasure borne below,

In earthly vessels frail ?
Can none its utmost value know,

Till flesh and spirit fail ?
6. Then let us gather round the cross,

This knowledge to obtain,
Not by the soul's eternal loss,
But everlasting gain.

J. MONTGOMERY.

1. THE stars are but the shining dust

Of my divine abode,
The pavement of those heavenly courts,

Where I shall reign with God. 2. The Father of eternal light

Shall there his beams display;
Nor shall one moment's darkness mix

With that unvaried day.
3. My Saviour there, who shed His blood,

For human guilt t'atone, Shall satisfy my soul's desire,

And call me to His throne.
4. There all the millions of his saints

Shall in one song unite;
And each the bliss of all shall view

With infinite delight.

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5. Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;

Come quickly from above;
Write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of love.

C. WESLEY.

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6. Could we but climb where Moses stood,

And view the landscape o'er,
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood,

Should fright us from the shore.

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